Black Cap Basslet

(4 customer reviews)


Minimum Tank: 30 gallon

Temperament: Semi Aggressive (Mostly towards other basslets)

Reef Safe: Yes

Easy Care Level

Only 2 left in stock


Black Cap Basslet,  Gramma melacara, is a deep-water basslet that we import from Haiti. They are normally about 1.75 to 4 inches in size when we ship them out.

Black Cap Basslet is a very colorful addition to any reef tank as they are reef safe. Their bright purple body with their “black cap” is a very distintive feature of the Black Cap Basslet. We normally get them to eat frozen mysis shrimp but they will also accept other meaty foods. They like a lot of rocks to hide in and they can get aggressive towards other basslets once established in a tank (depending on the tank size).


  • Please Note:  Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined.  All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system.  If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank.  If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak.  We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we don’t always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed.  A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

4 reviews for Black Cap Basslet

  1. John Wachsmuth

    I love this fish, and Sea Life sells them for less than half of what they are at my LFS!!

  2. Carol Anderson

    Beautiful fish, nice size, very pleased with my purchase

  3. Sharyn Z Wertz

    Exceptionally beautiful little fish! Just now starting to venture out of hiding for very brief periods (1-2 minutes) after 2 days in the tank. Eating well, though. Perfect size, and a VERY good price!

  4. Deborah Bleeke

    I have had my blackcap for several weeks now. He was very shy at first but is now coming out of his cave to eat and look around. This is a gorgeous healthy fish. I highly recommend this dealer!

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